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  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 22 2010

The European Commission has confirmed that a second-stage consultation with Social Partners on proposals to amend the Working Time Directive (principally in relation to the maximum 48-hour working week opt-out and on-call time) will take place this Autumn


ECJ rules Spanish “breastfeeding” law unjustified
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Spain
  • October 22 2010

In Spain female employees are allowed to take time off work - up to an hour during the day or a half-hour reduction in the working day - to feed a baby under nine months of age


Age discrimination and redundancy
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Germany
  • June 14 2010

Earlier this year the German Federal Employment Court ruled on the issue of age discrimination in respect of redundancies (Case 6 AZR 91108


Changes to employers’ redundancy obligations
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • June 14 2010

A new Act dated 18 May 2010 has changed French employers' obligations in respect of redundancies


New employment legislation introduced in response to the economic crisis
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Spain
  • June 14 2010

New legislation in Spain (Royal Decree 82010) has introduced several measures aimed at alleviating the effects of the current economic crisis


Europe-wide concern about workplace stress
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union
  • June 14 2010

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has published a document entitled the 'European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks' which reveals that although four out of five European managers are concerned about work-related stress issues, less than a third of employers have procedures in place to deal with stress


Breaches of a contractual disciplinary procedure may lead to damages
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • June 18 2010

A claim for damages resulting from breaches of a contractual disciplinary procedure can succeed, the Court of Appeal has held in Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 2010


Ensure final written warnings are issued fairly especially if you want to rely on them later
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • March 24 2011

Most employers are aware of the need to tick all the relevant procedural boxes when it comes to taking a decision to dismiss - but how confident are you that your managers apply the same rigorous approach when issuing final written warnings?


Government publishes its Equality Strategy including plans on positive action and gender pay reporting
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • December 7 2010

The Government has published 'The Equality Strategy - Building a Fairer Britain', setting out its new approach to equality


New National Minimum Wage rates from 1 October 2011
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • April 8 2011

Following recommendations from the Low Pay Commission, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced the National Minimum Wage rates that will apply from 1 October 2011:The adult rate (for workers aged 21 and over) will increase by 15p from £5